JOY, Just Older Youth, is all about being 55-up (We do sneak some just over 50 in!). It is about ministering to multiple generations of mature & maturing adults. It is about growing, serving and, yes, having fun! JOY is about bible studies in the fall & spring. JOY is about fellowship, gathering at restaurants & concerts. JOY is about taking the occasional JOYride to Waco, Dallas, or somewhere else, seeing things, experiencing things, together! JOY is about game nights, fun nights, & just getting to know one another better. And JOY is about learning that as long as you are drawing breath on this earth, God ISN’T finished with you yet!

    Check out the JOY schedule & join in where & when you can. Come and see what real JOY is all about!

2020 JOY Schedule of Events


Jan 17   Mixer, 5:30pm EMBC Gym
Feb 11   Valentine’s Dinner, 6pm Butcher Shop
March 5   Don Charland, 6pm, EMBC Gym
April 2  East Tx Singing Men, Kilgore
April 26-27  JOY Ride Trip, Dallas
May 26 Lunch JOY Ride, 10am, Tacklebox, Kilgore
June (?) New London Museum, New London
July 17 Patriotic Gospelfest, Grand Cane, LA
August 10 Game Night, 6pm, EMBC Gym
Sept TBA JOY Ride, Texas Ranger Baseball Game
Oct 17 JOY Ride, Yamboree Gospel Singing, Gilmer
Oct 25-26 Road Trip, College Station
Nov 12 Eating Out, 6pm, Pappacitas, Longview
Dec TBA East Texas Symphonic Christmas Concert